When we entered our training room there were photographs of explorers throughout the room. My favorite was of Jane Goodall framed above the mantle of the marble fireplace.
Across the hall was a room that housed the historic table where the founders of the National Geographic Society first signed the constitution for the National Geographic Society in 1888.An interesting fact about the painting below is that the founders were actually much younger but the artist painted beards onto them because they thought they appeared too young to be starting a society like this.
Fellowship that I will be doing is a partnership between Lindblad expeditions and National Geographic. The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Chairman Emeritus National Geographic Society. I will be going to the Arctic Svalbard and I am so excited to continue this blog with updates of my learning experience.